up to date digital mode chart/s

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KA1BSZ, Nov 10, 2019.

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  1. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are various charts,sheets, information on when and where,what freq PSK,OLIVIA,FT8,ETC,ETC. is/are located. I would like to know where all the 30 meter psk operators are. where are the 80 meter digital operators? And other digital modes. Is the international DX PSK freq 7.035 khz???? and 17 meters are they all?
  2. KY1K

    KY1K Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nearly all non-FT8 digital modes are dead. I believe there is still some PSK31 being done by a few people.

    FT8 frequencies:
    1.840, 3.573, 7.074, 10.136, 14.074, 18.100...
  3. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I asked this same question a year ago..... and since that time I've discovered that non-FT8 modes are far from dead. I make QSO's almost daily on PSK-31, RTTY, and / or Olivia. When condtions are good, the waterfall really lights up right after sunset.

    So.... here is what I Know about frequencies:
    80m- don't know. I've not spent any meaningful time there
    40m- The US crowd hangs around 7040 to 7041. There, you will see RTTY, BPSK-31, and Olivia. For European DX's, 7030.15 to 7031 seems to be best..... but only if conditions are good. The other frequncy to check is 7070.
    20m- seems to be a shot in the dark there. I've seem some digital activity there, but it seems to be hit-or-miss
    abouve 20m.... as soon as the band conditions improve, and the bands open I'll be looking there.

    Personally, I like psk-31 best. It is far more conversational mode than FT-8, and seems to travel quite well. For software, Ham Radio Delux works well.
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  4. W1VT

    W1VT Ham Member QRZ Page

  5. N3HGB

    N3HGB Ham Member QRZ Page

    PSK31 is not dead. 20 meters actually had a crowd - well a 2019 crowd anyway, 4 different QSOs going.
  6. WD0BCT

    WD0BCT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    This is what happens when you have a plethora of modes.
    I attempted digital modes. Had some fun. My first foray was into PSK-31. It was very hot for a week or two. Had quite a few contacts with others new to PSK-31. It went dead in a hurry but I could see where all the activity was migrating to. I don't like chasing every new mode that comes along. So goodbye Digital! All it succeeded in doing was upsetting my CW speed progress.
  7. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    olivia,contestia,rtty,dominoes,thor,thorb,mt 63,and few other are very much alive and in use.
  8. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    to update to everyone here. I DO use psk 31 ,contesia 8/250,8/500,16/500; olivia same as the previous,sometimes mfsk 16, I downloaded the new program JS8 and that mode is awesome!
  9. W5DXP

    W5DXP Ham Member QRZ Page

    In case anyone hasn't heard, JS8Call 2.0.0-rc3 now has a fast and turbo mode in addition to the normal mode.

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